Man in custody in weekend Topeka killing

May 29, 2019 - 7:07 pm

A man is jailed and accused of first-degree murder and robbery in connection with a weekend shooting in Topeka, Kansas.

Kristoffer Lee Klesath, 29, of Topeka was arrested Tuesday night in connection with the Saturday shooting death of Darton A. Fields II, 34, of Topeka. No bond has been set and it isn't immediately clear if Klesath has an attorney.

Fields was killed near a liquor store. Bystanders tried unsuccessfully to save him. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Topeka has recorded four homicides this year.

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